Tag: Galway

A Name Gone, but Not Forgotten

This week is Favorite Names prompted by Amy Johnson Crow. Melody is a surname that my family would not let die, a¬†homage to our petit but feisty¬†ancestress Bridget Melody. She was born in 1864 in Galway, Ireland to parents Michael Melody and Dorothy Guinnessy/McGuinness. Her parents would have experienced first-hand the Irish Potatoe Famine and…

Conference Day

Today we drove into Nenagh, Tipperary today and I have some time before the Clans and Surnames Conference begins. It is really hard to relate all that we have experienced so far on our trip. For us the highlight has definitely been our New Inn stay. It is great to see Ireland but also to…